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  • On Aug 23, 2023
    Josh from ON Asked Please note that experiences, policies, pricing and other offerings are subject to change and may have changed since the date of this answer.

    Hey, Family of 5 (Dad, Mom, 8yr, 6yr, 3yr) For rider swap, my wife gets motion sick on the majority of rides but I have a 6yr and 8yr (the wouldnt be able to ride alone). Can I go on a ride with my 8yr old then rider swap to go on with my 6yr old?

    Hiya, Josh! Welcome back to planDisney. We're happy you're here! 

    Oh boy, it sounds like you have a lot of fun coming up in a few months! There's truly nothing like visiting The Most Magical Place on Earth during the most wonderful time of year. I love the cooler temperatures which let me bounce from attraction to attraction without breaking a sweat (and even wearing a light sweatshirt – can you imagine?). And speaking of attractions, I'd love to help you and your family navigate Rider Switch at Walt Disney World Resort!

    Josh, I reached out to a Cast Member with your excellent question. I've seen one of my very best friends navigating getting motion sick on a lot of rides, so I have a lot of empathy for your wife! The Cast Member and I closely read the policies for Rider Switch. She let me know that she doesn't see a problem if you ride with your first child and then use Rider Switch to ride with your second child. The only time you may experience a difference would be if you purchased an individually purchased Lightning Lane entrance or were trying to access a ride with a virtual queue. (I would suggest including your wife in any virtual queues, even if she doesn't end up riding.) For each of these scenarios, the best recommendation is to speak to a Cast Member at the ride entrance! They will be happy to listen to your situation and provide you with the next best steps available to you. I'm wishing upon a star that you and your children get to ride everything your heart desires and that your wife stays healthy! 

    Before you arrive, I'd suggest taking a little time to download and explore the My Disney Experience app! This is the best way to access virtual queues, check wait times for attractions, and even mobile order food. And don't forget to pack your festive favorites if you plan on purchasing tickets for Mickey's Very Merry Christmas Party

    Wishing you the very merriest,
    Michelle
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Meet the Panelist: Michelle, Pennsylvania

Hello from Mister Rogers' Neighborhood, also known as Pittsburgh! My husband and I live in a little town that we affectionately call Main Street, U.S.A. where we often find ourselves seeking out ice cream, finding new adventures, and having lightsaber battles in our backyard. While we love to travel to galaxies far, far away, we consider Walt Disney World Resort our second home and I can't wait to help you add even more magic to your Disney vacations! Learn More About Michelle

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